'''Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld''' (18 November 1832, Helsinki
, Grand Duchy of Finland|Finland
– 12 August 1901, Dalbyö,
['''Dalbyö''' is a [http://travelingluck.com/Europe/Sweden/S%C3%B6dermanlands+L%C3%A4n/_2718243_Dalby%C3%B6.html#local_map farm] in Västerljung, Trosa Municipality] Södermanland
, Sweden) was a Finnish and Swedish baron
and Arctic explorer
. He was a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld (surname)|Nordenskiöld
family of scientists.
Born in the Grand Duchy of Finland
at the time it was a part of the Russian Empire
, he was later, due to his political activity, forced to move to Sweden, where he later became a member of the Parliament of Sweden
and of the Swedish Academy
. He is most remembered for the Vega expedition
along the northern coast of Eurasia
, which he led in 1878 and 1879. This...